The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0214  Monday, 8 February 1999.

From:           Alexander Parcel <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 07 Feb 1999 22:23:06 PST
Subject:        References to Shakespearian Characters

Always on the look-out for references to Shakespearian characters in
contemporary literature, I recently had the pleasure of discovering
these two.

from Spranger's The Effort to Fall:

"O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown!"-So said Ophelia of the "mad"
Hamlet, and so might we say of any thinker who has managed to excite our

from Cioran's Syllogisms of Bitterness:

MacBeth: the Stoic as criminal, a Marcus Aurelius with a dagger.

Would anyone who has read more than myself on the subject care to
elaborate on the characterization of Macbeth as a Stoic?


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